What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Currently: Intern, U.S. Senate; Member, College Park Scholars Advisory Board; Member, Sophomore Class of 2008 Class Council; Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity; Former: Staff writer, The Diamondback (2004-2005); Class President, Cherry Hill High School East (2001-2004); Editor-in-Chief, Eastside Newspaper - Cherry Hill High School East (2002-2004); Class Vice President, Cherry Hill High School East (2000-2001); School President, Henry C. Beck Middle School (1999-2000)
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
This question is wonderful for me because my life goal is to make a positive difference in the world. I genuinely respect people who make significant contributions in their communities, but since I was young I have felt that I need to make a difference in a larger setting. I have been fortunate to travel extensively, and I have very lucky to find two possible areas of study that will help me make a positive difference: politics and journalism. I would like to focus my energies on improving education, first and foremost, with the overall goal to provide equal opportunity and equal rights to all Americans and eventually to all nations who seek such liberty.